Thursday, August 14

High so-ci-ety hot-foots it to the East End for the Best Buddies Hamptons Beach Bash held at Anne Hearst and Jay McInerney’s Water Mill digs. (She’s an heiress! He’s an oenophile! Well, how do you do! …) What it benefits: Anthony Kennedy Shriver’s do-gooding organization for people with intellectual disabilities. Whom you’ll fail to recognize: Anne’s comely daughter Amanda Hearst; designer Nicole Miller with her hubby, Kim Taipale; artist Hunt Slonem; PR princess Susan Shin; and some more perfect couples: Tatiana and Campion Platt, Somers and Richard Farkas, and Dayssi and Paul Kanavos. (As is customary in these parts, they’ll be hawking a champion equine at auction. One can never have too many …) Meanwhile, at Jones Beach, ’80s nostalgia thunders on—despite a recent challenge from upstart early-’90s nostalgia—with the Journey show. Don’t stop believin’!

[Best Buddies Hamptons Bash, private residence, 156 Noyac Path, Water Mill, 6:30 p.m., invite only; Journey, Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 7 p.m., http://www.ticketmaster.com]

mbryan@observer.com

Thursday, August 14